Popcorn Time, an app that quickly became popular, has been deleted from its host website Mega.co.nz.
The app enabled users to watch a range of movies and TV shows for free and has been described as a having a “Netflix-style” interface that actually has more up to date selections.
A Popcorn Time development member told Torrent Freak that Kim Dotcom, the owner of Mega, deleted the app.
The Motion Picture Association hasn’t commented publicly on the app but may be preparing a lawsuit to try to take the project down.
The organization may have asked Mega’s management to stop hosting the app.
Dotcom said that he’s not sure what happened and it appears that the app is still available to Mega users who are logged in to their accounts.
“We are discussing our next step,” Popcorn Time’s Sebastian said.